Friday, 26 July 2013

A sneak peak at the Tickety Toc toy range!

Last weekend, we were invited to Hamleys to a secret Tickety Toc toy testing event.

Tickety Toc is a show all about twins Tommy and Tallulah, who live inside a clock. Every hour the clock has chime time and they have to work very hard to make sure everything runs like clockwork. Its shown on Nick Jr and Milkshake (channel 5). Chester and Millie are big fans of Tickety Toc, its a fairly new programme and as soon as they saw the previews for it they were hooked! It has a fantastically catchy theme tune, as soon as they hear it they are at the TV and ready to watch it!

So you can imagine how excited they were when I told them we were going to meet Tommy and Tallulah! Well I suppose Millie is a little too small to understand what I was telling her, but seeing Chester get excited made her very excited!

We set off early on Sunday morning, arrived into Charing Cross in plenty of time, so took a slow walk round to Regent Street. Chester and Millie were excited to see all of the sites along the way. We had to queue outside of Hamleys for a little while, but to my surprise neither child complained about that!


It wasn't long before Tommy and Tallulah came out to meet us all. Which resulted in Millie pointing and screeching WHO'S THAT WHO'S THAT WHO'S THAT repeatedly!


On Sundays Hamleys is shut to the public until Midday, so it was very weird walking into an empty store! We were ushered up to the 5th floor where we were treated to some yummy milkshakes whilst we waited for the fun to begin.


It wasn't long before we were all gathered around Milkshake presenters Kemi and Olivia, who were teaching us the Tickety Toc dance! Both Chester and Millie, who normally love dancing, were a bit overwhelmed so decided to let Mummy dance instead!


Next we went into a secret toy testing room to have some fun playing with all of the new Tickety Toc toys. Chester and Millie were super excited! Chester headed straight for the Clockhouse playset, the biggest toy! It is a lovely set that includes a pufferty train to go on the track with small Tommy and Tallulah figures. You can open the door with cogs and a key, it seems like a great toy to fuel imagination. The RRP for the clockhouse playset is £29.99.


Millie beelined for a musical TV, you know, one of those ones that you press and a picture scrolls round and a tune comes out. The simple press button was easy for her to use and it was chunky enough for her to hold with ease.


The Musical Pufferty Train (RRP £22.99) was another well played with toy, you press his funnel to play the Tickety Toc theme tune and then push him along to see Tommy and Tallulah play on their see-saw, and watch Tooteroo spin on his perch. Both of my children respond well to noisy toys so this along with the talking Tommy and Tallulah toys (RRP £14.99 each) they were in toy heaven!



After all the fun and excitement of the toy testing room we moved on to the craft area to make some headbands! Sadly Chester and Millie were way too over excited by this point so I ended up making a very rushed one before we all had a look around at the toys on the shelves!

I finally managed to get them to settle back down for a Tickety Toc story time, they sat for a whole 5 minutes. WOW!



We ended the morning with some more singing and dancing with Kemi and Olivia and the children were given a goody bag each which included a lovely Tommy soft toy for Chester and a Tallula soft toy for Millie. They were thrilled to receive these, Millie has barely let Tallula leave her side since!

The Tickety Toc toy range go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 27th July 2013) and will be available from Argos, The Entertainer, Smyths, Amazon and all good toy shops/online.


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